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Jan 11, 2013 12:00am PST
the president was making his last campaign speech this year, late at night on the eve of the election. i will be thinking about the journey that we've taken together. we, you know, i met barack obama 20 years ago. and we've been working together now for ten. and in a sense we came together at a time when we both were going through a kind of midlife professional crisis. he wondering whether he should continue in politics, me wondering whether i wanted to continue as a consultant because i felt it was becoming so hard edged and cynical. and i said to him after the election, i said he gave me my idealism become and i'm really grateful for that. so i will be thinking about the journey we took together. >> rose: he is an idealistic man. >> i believe he is. he's pragmatic. you know, i think he's very, very pragmatic. and that's a great quality in a very complicated worldment but he's in public life for a reason. charlie, the world separates-- world politics separates into two categories. the people without go into it because they want to be something. and the people without go into it because
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Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
their demand for fresh elections and called off a rival demonstration of their own. for now, there is no power vacuum. despite his absence. >> for more on his health, i am joined by the one who formerly served as the director of the central bank. he is so reviled here in washington and you see those people turning out for an inauguration where he is not present and this is not in north korea situation where there are forced in, they really love him. >> his talent is the ability to connect with the people and that he is taking care of their interests. and without him, they would be bereft of any protection. >> what kind of country are we going to find? >> a deeply divided country. it is divided, as you saw, from those that don't like him and those that adore him. that is not a social divide. in which the middle class doesn't like him and the poor does. 45% voted against him. the country doesn't have a middle class. in order to get 45% of the vote, that means the millions of poor people voted against him, but people also voted for him. they have a very strong an almost spiritual connection with
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Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> woodruff: karzai has been dogged by charges of fraud since his re-election, part of larger concerns about corruption in his government. he acknowledged the concerns today, and said he hopes for a proper election to name his successor. >> brown: we pick up on today's meeting with two men with extensive experience in managing u.s.-afghan relations. said jawad was afghanistan's ambassador to washington from 2003 to 2010. before that, he was president karzai's chief of staff. and peter tomsen was a career diplomat who served as special envoy on afghanistan during the george h.w. bush administration. he's the author of "the wars of afghanistan." peter tomsen, let's start with you. what jumps out at you. help us decode what was in that meeting, what was most pournt. >> is think what jumped out at me mostly was the acceleration in the transition. which i think is good. that american troops are going to be leaving at a faster clip. and also on the function side, so to speak that the role of american troops in combat as was mentioned in the clip is going to be phased out. also, what president karz
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Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
? >> this is a worrying sign for the stability of pakistan as it enters a very sensitive period. elections are due to take place within the next three or four months and there are many pakistanis who worry that if the security situation continues to spiral out of control such as it appeared to be doing today that this could create the circumstances where the political process could be in danger even of being derailed. >> suarez: declan walsh reporting from islamabad, thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> brown: next, new mortgage rules from the government, designed to clamp down on risky lending practices. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: at the root of the 2008 credit and housing bust were risky, even reckless mortgages made to customers who couldn't afford them. today the new consumer financial protection bureau issued regulations spelling out how lenders must ensure borrowers can repay their loans. banks that follow the criteria would be protected from most lawsuits. to meet the standard of a qualified mortgage, a bank would have to verify the borrower's income, employment and total debt,
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Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
a deal with the italian far right party. there are elections in february. a condition of the agreement is that silvio berlusconi will that another party take the leadership if they win. an army says it sees a car packed with explosives and weapons near a church. many coptics i left feeling nervous about their place in the country. a private visit to north korea. an ex-diplomat a ride in korea just weeks - or live in north korean just weeks after a long- range rocket was launched into space. the five men charged with the gang rape of a young woman on a city bus appeared in court. the judge had to throw everyone out. two of the defendants agreed to testify against the other suspects to avoid the death penalty. this report on a case that has brought international attention. >> it is a crime that has shaken india. today, the fiat cues coming to court for the first time in -- the five accused coming to court for the first time. police were in force with ander simmering -- anger simmering over the woman whose death had been a few days ago. people are trying to ride out a growing media storm.
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Jan 8, 2013 12:00am PST
this time as a negotiator because, a, he won an election and, b, he learned from the experience he is had in his first term? >> i think so, i don't know what david would say to that. as i look at this, a, it's clear he won the election and that gave him somewhat of a policy mandate. he was quite specific of what kind of grand bargain he envisioned that it would involve higher tax revenue. if the president hasn't won the election or had been as big a margin i don't think you would have seen the deal looking as favorable to the administration as it was. i think the president learned from the debt ceiling and what everybody forgets, the extension of the tax cuts at the end of 2010. i think one lesson that the full administration learned was just because you did a deal that was bipartisan doesn't actually automatically make it easier to make future deals. so they extended it at the end of 2010 in a heavily bipartisan way but that didn't stop us from a really debilitating and horrible experience on the debt ceiling and i think that was a backdrop to this negotiation. >> rose: david? >> i think
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Jan 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
election. they're coming off a fiscal debate at the end of the year where they feel like they didn't get anything out of it because they didn't get the spending cuts they want. they have these two things coming up in terms of the budget negotiations. and you have these automatic spending cuts that are set to go into effect at the end of february. they feel like the debt ceiling is going to be... is their leverage. they managed to usity fek tively in 2011 although if you're an economist you would say it wasn't effective and it ended up hurting the economy. politically they felt a little like they had gained some of the things that they want even though ultimately it did have a negative effect on the party. this whole battle is just going to really heat up in the next few weeks. >> woodruff: speaking of the politics of this, jake, the president did say today if this happens he thinks both parties would be blamed but in fact in the polls are showing that it appears most people would blame republicans if this happened. is that... how much is that even a factor among... in the thinking of rep
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Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
in our conversations with newly elected members of the u.s. senate. texas republican ted cruz previously served as the state's solicitor general, and also worked in the george w. bush administration. the 42-year-old cruz defeated his democratic challenger by a wide margin in the november election, with strong support from the tea party. he took the seat of republican kay bailey hutchison, who retired. over the weekend, cruz said he would find it "very difficult" to support chuck hagel for defense secretary. cruz charged the former nebraska senator had "advocated weakness" in his foreign policy views. i spoke with him last friday from capitol hill. welcome, senator ted cruz. congratulations. let's start out talking about washington. most americans seem to think this city is dysfunctional. they have a very low opinion of the congress. what do you think the problem is is? what would you do about it? >> well, i think right now we've got a major problem that we're just going broke. we have spending money we don't have. there is a real lack of common sense in the capital. you have had career p
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Jan 9, 2013 12:00am PST
out of iraq and came on the joint staff the summer of 2008, it was getting worse. we had elections coming in the united states and then they had elections in afghanistan. my predecessor in afghanistan general mckernen asked for some troops in 2008. it was decided not to act on that request on the last months of president bush's administration and there was some ongoing assessments. when president obama assumed office with his team in january of 2009, in fact that request was tabled in front of him. and now we have a new administration who has been in the campaign rhetoric supportive of the war in afghanistan. they're faced with a larger quest for troops, faster than they might have liked to be comfortable and time to die just that. they're also hit with a financial crises when it first took over. and so the first response i think is to say well give us time to assess this. but instead, the military department of defense appropriately says we've got afghan elections approaching in the summer and if these forces are going to van impact to help widen security, they have to be approved
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Jan 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
. they want some negotiated settlement. it will have another election with a high turnout and they're all the things that have gone right. we know what has gone wrong. whether it is very few minds or it is girls in schools. i was there when the taliban were in power. the good news gets excused -- of scared. >> thanks for coming in. afghanistan the focus of attention. i will be discussed at both meetings at the white house. a quick look at other news from around the world. president chavez will not be attending this thursday's story in of his third term. he will miss the ceremony because of ill health. he has been receiving medical care for cancer in cuba and he has not been heard of -- from since his fourth round of surgery which was on december 11. condoleezza rebels have declared a unilateral cease-fire in hopes of an end to nine months of revolt. the rebels had agreed to pull out of the east city in december. they announced a cease-fire ahead of a second round of negotiations with president kabila's government. the indian army said a patrol had come under fire. pakistan has denied the
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Jan 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
is on their side and they may not reconcile. >> the chances of a free and fair election next year? >> a very important, because that is an important milestone and that will shape that. i think president karzai is committed to that, and the military approach has to be that happens. >> ambassador, thank you very much. >> nice to be with you. >>> french troops are fighting in mali tonight. they have been sent there by the french president to help government forces take on islamic rebels linked to al qaeda. french president warned that if malia falls, it would pose a threat to africa and europe. andrew harding has more details. >> the art islamist rebels that have prompted france to wade into another african war. the rebels emerged from the sahara to seize the northern half of mali. then they began a new surprise offensive and paris sent in troops. >> mali has been confronted by terrorist elements from the north. the brutality of whom it entire world is aware of. that >> the french have intervened to years ago to end the civil war on the neighboring ivory coast, another former colony, but molly
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Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
since voting began in 1936. brian, the voting membership did not elect anyone to cooperstown. >> brown: idelson did not say so, but the taint of the steroids era kept out three big names who were eligible for the first time. sluggers barry bonds and sammy sosa and pitcher roger clemens fell far short of winning enough votes from the baseball writers association of america. bonds held the records for most home runs in a season and the most all-time. he's also the only seven-time most valuable player. he's denied ever knowingly using steroids. but in 2011, he was convicted of obstructing justice in testimony to a grand jury investigating the issue. clemens won the cy young award, as best pitcher, a record seven times. and in 2008, he denied using human growth hormone in congressional testimony. >> let me be clear: i have never taken steroids or h.g.h. >> brown: clemens was later indicted on charges he lied to congress, but last june, he was acquitted of all charges. sammy sosa belted more than 600 home runs in his career, including 66 during the 1998 season. he, too, appeared before a co
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Jan 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
there was a movement to run him for president, "i will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected." that was the sherman like statement you issued. >> that's, well, i'm not quite up to sherman's standards and i don't think i'm quite ready to lay waste to georgia either. but a good, good man i admire actually. >> but the grassroots campaign in your behalf, unofficial, was serious. i mean, over 235,000 people signed on. you broke their hearts. any regrets? >> no, because i probably have more influence than i, doing what i do now than i would if i were inside trying to, you know, do the court power games that come with any white house, even the best, which i don't think i'd be any good at. so no, this is fine. and what the president needs right now is he needs a hardnosed negotiator. and rumor has it that's what he's got, so. >> in jack lew? >> that's right. the president can't pass major new legislation. he can't formulate major new programs right now. what he has to do now is bargain down or ride over these crazy people in the republican party. and we what we need now is not deep t
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Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
for elective replacement surgeries. the fight for clear-wire is on. clear-wire is a wireless broadband technology company. sprint owns half of the company and has offered to buy the rest, but dish network topped sprint's offer, as dish continues moving toward offering its own nationwide mobile phone service. the dish offer would give clearwire shareholders $3.30 per share. that trumps sprint's last offer of $2.97 per share. remember, sprint owns about half of clearwire already, so in order for dish to be successful sprint would have to reject its own offer. clearwire stock meantime closed right between the competing offers. after rising 7.2% today, it finished at $3.13. volume was three times average. meantime, dish network stock rose 2.5%, closing about one dollar below a new 52 week high. but sprint fell 1.5% on heavier volume. its a different kind of fight at nutritional supplement marketing firm herb-a-life. first, dow jones reports the company is the target of a securities and exchange commission inquiry. that comes a day before tomorrow's investor meeting where the company is exp
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Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
. geithner was part of the rescue at the new york fed before obama was elected and afterwards. if they've been selling shares of insurance company, i.g., dodd-frank has been passed. this is moving solidly on the fiscal thing and i think the third thing is that jack lew really is a creature of washington. ironically, he worked at a bank, he worked at city city bank. timothy geithner never did. although everybody in the country thinks he once did but i think jack lew is known as somebody, as a tough negotiator, he worked for tip o'neill, he has the confidence of the liberal democrats in congress who are needed so it shows the president's adversary will be in the beltway, in congress. gwen: he's a creature of washington, he commutes home every week. >> he mentioned queens. when he became the director of the office of management and budget, he replaced peter orszag. he took down the portrait of alexander hamilton who orszag had hanging in his office and replaced it with w.p.a. posters from new york city. >> you're talking about what a tough negotiator he can be and obviously that's a big p
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Jan 13, 2013 3:30pm PST
't run, and he's the perfect foil for that. he will be, i think, elected, appointed. >> he will put the debate right on -- i think a good debate is should we really go to war with iran, and under what circumstances. we really ought to have it all out before that decision is made, and i think the hagel nomination is the place to do it. >> is there any doubt in your mind that we have practically sworn as a nation to be an ally with israel, as israel is with us? >> the american people, the whole country believes that israel is a friend and ally of the united states. i was with nixon. he rescued israel even though they weren't a formal ally. people believe that but they disagree on the agenda of netanyahu. >> sought doesn't mean we are unaqifly allied with or support the programs of netanyahu. >> that's been true of every israeli prime minister. not every policy of every prime minister was supported by the united states. that's where the prime minister of israel better make sure that he knows where the united states is coming from, and i suspect that this president is not going to aband
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Jan 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
. he had won a landslide election and promised to fix the district's abysmal school system. >> the lack of real opportunity for young people drives our unemployment rate, it drives our crime rate, and we can't have that. this is the nation's capitol of the united states of america. we shouldn't have the worst school system. we should have the best. >> are you ready? all right. >> almost everyone expected fenty to choose a seasoned veteran to turn the schools around, but he chose a virtual unknown. >> good morning. >> rhee began by introducing herself to students... >> i'm excited to be here today. >> ...and teachers, giving them a glimpse of her forthright style. >> i am michelle rhee. i am the new chancellor of the dc public schools. and just in case there was any confusion, i am in fact korean, i am 37 years old, and, no, i have never run a school district before. >> although rhee had never run a school district, she had worked in school reform for ten years, and warned fenty that sweeping change could be politically costly. >> i said, "you are a politician. "your job is to keep the n
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Jan 10, 2013 12:00am PST
they elected to let the intelligence people and the military people take the lead on the interviews, which they worked very hard at and tried very hard at. but wasn't their core skill set. and you know i think if we had life to live over again that would be something to reconsider. >> rose: did you ever engage in teaching at all or instructing at all in which you used the battle of algiers as a kind of explanation. >> when i used to teach terrorism courses back in los angeles with the joint terrorism task force, i would always start with the battle of algiers because as a historical document, it showed that the terrorists used terror to turn the people against their government because the government couldn't protect them. and the government went to such lengths to put the terrorists down that they became the other terrorists and the people turned on them. when you start a terrorism discussion you got to remember one of the goals of terrorism is to destabilize government and one of the risks is government will over react and destabilize itself. >> rose: peter did you advise the movie ma
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Jan 12, 2013 12:00am PST
is interesting and dramatic. >> it came out of the election too which at was brilliant marketing. >> the day before. >> rose: you say david is -- >> i don't think spielberg, correct me if i am wrong has ever worked indoors. >> rose: that is my point. >> onset, onset as much as this, and that is hard for a guy who is kinetic the way as you are saying as he is, and i think he really got good at moving the camera around like in all of the legislative scenes and all of that is intensely dramatic and you saw the class there as director and stuck to kirschner's script and really honored it and it is a true collaboration just as mark bowl and catherine bigelow are a true collaboration i can do my anti-tourist think, either of those movies. >> rose: the collaboration between the two of them is, clearly is between steve and tony, but also catherine and mark, i mean, mackerel informed that film by the sort of -- because he is a former reporter, what he went to find in terms of the experiences and then figured out how to make a movie out of those experiences in a driving narrative, you know, and they c
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